No please post away just don't get upset when your challenged, roll with the punches, and have a sense of humor. The real problem is with the sac bunting questions is there isn't really room for an opinion we have evidence that clearly says it's not a successful strategy. If I say the world is flat and the center of the universe am I to expect nobody will say how wrong I am because I should have my feeling hurt?
Would you guys recommend that those of us who disagree not post here any longer? Totally honest, its your board/site, not mine, but I really don't feel like those with a different opinion are treated with much respect. I want to be mature and polite, but being smacked down makes it hard to bite my tongue.
NO I'm wrong and the truth should be clearly presented before me and if I refuse to see the truth regardless of how it shakes my world then I should expect to be wrong for a long time.
Please post just don't get upset when you get challenged.
I also do not like sac bunts for all the reasons you and others have given, and I certainly dislike the simplistic (or nonsensical) arguments often made in favor of sac bunts. However, the situation is not nearly so simple as using a matrix of run expectancies or win probabilities for the various situations. In "The Book" by Tom Tango, et al, Chapter 9 (To Sacrifice or Not) goes into excruciating detail about their analysis of various situations. I won't try to reproduce their 50 pages of analysis here. I will, however, quote one paragraph from the chapter summary:
"If you were expecting a nice, tidy set of rules, such as, "It is rarely correct to sacrifice bunt in this day and age," or, "A bunt is only warranted in the late innings of a close game," you are probably disappointed. Unfortunately, or fortunately, depending upon your point of view, analyzing the efficacy of the sacrifice bunt in the various situations is so complex and difficult and the results are often so close, that we can offer only a few clear-cut rules of thumb and a myriad of recommendations built on somewhat shaky foundations."
--The Book: Playing the Percentages in Baseball, Tom Tango, et al, p287.
I highly recommend reading Chapter 9 (and others) in The Book to get an idea of the complexities involved in the subject.